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The Eternity of Life

jim, jennifer

When I was younger, I remembered this quote from a passage of Nichiren Daishonin’s writings: “One should first study death before all other matters.” Perhaps death isn’t a very cheerful matter to delve into, but I did this in college with another book on Buddhism, “Unlocking the Mysteries of Birth and Death: A Buddhist View

Magic In the Moonlight

buddhism, happiness, never give up, women's memoir, memoir, inspiration

I saw Woody Allen’s new film Magic In the Moonlight this past week with my mom when I visited my parents in Colorado. The movie was funny, charming and a little silly, but the one line that struck me the most was Colin Firth’s lament about death and unhappiness. Firth’s character Stanley complains bitterly, “I’m a